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Winfield in Union County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee Massacre

 
 
Lee Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
1. Lee Massacre Marker
Inscription. Major John Lee and his entire family, with the exception of a son Robert, were massacred near here by an Indian war party of August 16, 1782.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.658′ N, 76° 51.212′ W. Marker is in Winfield, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Westbranch Highway (U.S. 15) and Pennsylvania Route 304, on the right when traveling north on Westbranch Highway. Click for map. With recent reconstruction of US-15 and the intersecting roads, the safest way to access the Lee Massacre Marker to exit US-15N at Reitz Ave, then drive north until the street dead ends at the railroad tracks. Carefully crossing the tracks, the marker is visible between US-15 and the tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Winfield PA 17889, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Joseph Priestley (approx. 2.5 miles away); Bucknell University (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 3.5 miles away); Joseph Priestley House
Wide view of the Lee Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
2. Wide view of the Lee Massacre Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Robert Lowry (approx. 3.6 miles away); Underground Railroad (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ludwig Derr (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Major John Lee Grave image. Click for full size.
circa 2012
3. Major John Lee Grave
 
 
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